AJ holds project records for the longest distance travelled, the first Norwegian re-sighting, the second Norwegian re-sighting and is the (almost) record holder for the shortest bill at the time of ringing! What a bird!
|Long distance record holder - AJ. Arnt Kvinnesland|
AJ was re-sighted and photographed at Stavasanden, Karmøy, Rogaland, Norway on the 2nd of April and on the 3rd August 2013.
|The re-sighting location for AJ (red) and the original ringing site (green)|
AJ’s bill measured just 64 mm at the time of ringing and was beaten only by AZ (with a bill tip to feathers measurement of 63 mm). DJ, who turned up in Orkney on the 1st May, and who happens to be the previous long distance record holder, had a bill length of 90 mm at the time of ringing, which was the longest of all 119 birds ringed.
|Comparison in bill length between DJ and AJ. |
Colin Corse, Arnt Kvinnesland